Scania buses flying high
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• The number of Scania buses operating at Heathrow Airport has been significantly increased with the introduction of a new fleet of 23 Van Hoolbodied N112 DR single deckers, which represents one of the largest orders for single deckers taken by Scam in the UK.
The new vehicles will be operated for the British Airports Authority by Capital Coaches of West Drayton on a five-year contract.
The order is for two types, with 11 of the 23 specified for passenger service work between the long-term car parks and the terminals. They have 30 seats, and room for 24 standing passengers and their luggage. The car park service vehicles are built on low floor chassis and have nearside centre doors. The remaining 12 are used on staff operations and have seating for 47 and room for 12 standees. Access is via a single door at the front.
All 23 coaches have Van Hool Alizee bodywork specially adapted to the BAA/Capital specification. The majority are powered by the naturallyaspirated 151kW (203hp) Scania DN11 engine, while five have the turbocharged DS 11 diesel engine with an output of 189kW (253hp).